Ok well ive had this old dell latitude CPx -H500 laptop for arround 4-5 years now.
Its been through a lot but ive only ever had to replace the power lead and the keyboard.
Now in the last year the cdrom has been deteriating. Not reading cd-r disks that all my other computers can read fine taking ages to even view data on disks, making very very weird noises not booting from cdroms apart from retail boot disks like windows xp disk or redhat 9 that i got in a book and some other problems like when running media from disks reading errors half way thru or very choppy playing.
So is there a way i can like revitalise this cdrom without opening up the laptops panel and going into the computer and messing with shit that i know NOTHING about or buying some expensive repair kit or another cdrom (plus fitting costs)